Module Breast Ultrasound

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Location Lancaster
Duration Part-time, Single Module
Start date June 2020
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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This module will equip you with skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in breast ultrasound. Tuition is given by leading experts in the field. For those already in possession of a CASE accredited ultrasound qualification (PGCert or above) who wish to expand their scope of practice this module can be taken as a single module for continuing professional development.

This module covers the following:

Breast anatomy

  • Breast and axillary anatomy
  • Breast and axillary pathology (both benign and malignant)

Clinical requirement

  • Clinical justification
  • Breast symptoms and the correlation with pathology
  • Communication skills

Breast Ultrasound Technique

  • The basic ultrasound scanning technique for breast and axilla (lecture)
  • Breast and axilla ultrasound scanning technique

Ultrasound Images

  • Image interpretation
  • Correlation of mammograms and breast ultrasound
  • Reporting skills (how to construct the report, correct terminology, legal requirements)
  • Correlation between mammography and ultrasound

Breast Biopsy

  • FNA technique
  • When to FNA
  • Aseptic technique for performing FNA

Related application

  • Elastography and its use in breast ultrasound
  • Colour Doppler and power Doppler and its use in breast ultrasound

The module is part of the MSc Medical Imaging (Ultrasound) programme, which is accredited by CASE (Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education), allowing you to practice ultrasound in the UK and some overseas countries, on successful completion of the programme. The module itself is not CASE accredited as a stand-alone module.

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Course study option

If you are not eligible to take this as a stand alone module, you may wish to explore the option of taking this as a Universiy Award or PgC.

Breast Ultrasound University Award

PgC Medical Imaging: Ultrasound

Graduate destinations

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to provide evidence of preparation for practice to the standards required for a first post-qualification sonographer role. We have consulted with local ultrasound service partners who have confirmed that this would allow employment of graduates in most regional NHS contexts.

However, applicants from a non-health care background should note that, at present, employment in some NHS Trusts would not be possible due to the requirement for professional registration. These potential restrictions on employment will be discussed with you during the application process and you will be asked to sign a memorandum of agreement confirming your understanding and acceptance.

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